Studies on Machiavelli.

Edited by Myron P. Gilmore.
  • 415 Pages
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G.C. Sansoni , Firenze
Machiavelli, Niccolò, -- 1469
SeriesBiblioteca storia Sansoni, 50, Villa I Tatti (Florence, Italy)/ [Publications] -- 1, Villa I Tatti (Series) -- 1
ContributionsGilmore, Myron Piper, 1910-, Villa I Tatti (Florence, Italy)
LC ClassificationsJX2116 S88
The Physical Object
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Niccolò Machiavelli (nēk-kōlô´ mäkyävĕl´lē), –, Italian author and statesman, one of the outstanding figures Studies on Machiavelli. book the Renaissance, ce. Life A member of the impoverished branch of a distinguished family, he entered () the political service of.

‘Machiavelli’ (book cover) more > Print. Boucheron’s lengthy bibliographical essay listing many recent studies and of the philosopher’s works disproves his own point. Niccoló Machiavelli Studies on Machiavelli.

book created a whole new field of study that we now call political science. He and his best friend Francesco Guicciardini together wrote the first studies of political action that subjected these actions to careful “scientific” study in an attempt to study the political field of human action in a calm and dispassionate way, isolated from the usual religious and national prejudices.

The first thing Machiavelli says is that his little book contains all the “understanding of the deeds of great men” he has gathered from his experience and studies, which cost him much trouble. He underscores that he is giving the prince “knowledge and understanding,” later even saying that the book demands to be “diligently studied and read.”.

Niccolò Machiavelli’s two most important works are Discourses on Livy () and The Prince (), both of which were published after his death. He wrote several other works, including Florentine Histories () and The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca ().

What was Niccolò Machiavelli. The Prince is one of the most influential works in political theory and realpolitik. Arguably, it is the first work on realpolitik. Machiavelli wrote this book during a time of great turmoil in Italy, and from his long experience as a diplomat he came to the conclusion that lofty ideals had no place in politics/5(K).

Machiavelli concludes his letter to Vettori thus: "And as to this little thing [his book], when it has been read it will be seen that during the fifteen years I have given to the study of statecraft I have neither slept nor idled; and men ought ever to desire to be served by.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Studies on Machiavelli. Firenze, G.C. Sansoni, (OCoLC) Named Person. The remaining chapters discuss the laboratory and field research studies of Machiavellianism, as well as its social correlation. This book will prove useful to social psychologist, behaviorists, historians, and researchers.

Studies in Machiavellianism covers the various aspects of Machiavellian. “It is necessary for a prince wishing to hold his own to know how to do wrong.” Advice like this, offered by Niccolò Machiavelli in The Prince, made its author’s name synonymous with the ruthless use of power.

But Robert Harrison suggests you should be careful before looking for leadership lessons in The Prince. Machiavelli: The Prince Generals Study Guide The key contribution: First work which “divorces political morality from Christian ethics” (Strauss) - First book in which politics is carried on for its own sake, unlimited by anything above it; M.

is the first to argue that politics should have its own rules, with the object being to win or. “The Prince” is a 16th Century how-to book on running a country written by Niccolo Machiavelli. Published five years after his death in ,”The Prince” was written as a satire by Machiavelli while he was exiled from his home country of Italy after he was accused of being against the ruler of the then Florentine state, Lorenzo de Medici.

Machiavelli hated his new life. He studied in depth Roman history searching for keys to success in politics and wrote numerous books. His most famous work was a book called The Prince.

This detailed study of how Machiavelli composed his famous work, The Prince, offers new interpretations, and it further argues that the most challenging and completely underestimated aspect of Machiavelli's thought is his philosophy of life, in particular his conceptions of love, women, irony, God, and the human : Maurizio Viroli.

Thoughts on Machiavelli is one of the best studies ever written on Machiavelli. But Strauss saw it as just a start toward understanding Machiavelli's intention.

s: 3. Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (/ ˌ m æ k i ə ˈ v ɛ l i /, also US: / ˌ m ɑː k-/; Italian: [nikkoˈlɔ mmakjaˈvɛlli]; 3 May – 21 June ) was an Italian Renaissance diplomat, philosopher and writer, best known for The Prince (Il Principe), written in He has often been called the father of modern political philosophy or political : 3 MayFlorence, Republic of Florence.

Read The Prince by author Nicolo Machiavelli, FREE, online. (Table of Contents.) This book and many more are available. Machiavelli is writing a letter to Lorenzo de' Medici, and he doesn't start out "Dear Lou," or anything like that.

Nope, he just gets to the good stuff. Other people might give princes fancy-shmancy stuff like horses, gold, or assault rifles, but not Machiavelli. His gift to Lorenzo is a book. Looking for books by Niccolò Machiavelli.

See all books authored by Niccolò Machiavelli, including De Principatibus / Il Principe, and The Prince/The Discourses, and more on Some of the advice to rulers found in The Prince—most famously, the defense of cruelty toward subjects—has led to criticism that Machiavelli’s book is evil or er, the explicit separation of politics from ethics and metaphysics seems to indicate that there is no role for any kind of virtue in Machiavelli’s state.

And, since it is really a study of Machiavelli's thought in its entirety, it is also the first book of its kind. Its originality lies in taking seriously the claim by some sixteenth- and seventeenth-century readers—notably Bacon, Spinoza, and Alberico Gentili—that Machiavelli was essentially a moral and political philosopher.

Download this book from BooksPDF4Free in PDF format to read it on any device easily. The Prince PDF by Niccolò Machiavelli--Download The Prince PDF by Niccolò Machiavelli published in About the Author Nicolo Machiavelli was born at Florence on 3rd May The Prince is an extended analysis of how to acquire and maintain political power.

It includes 26 chapters and an opening dedication to Lorenzo de Medici. The dedication declares Machiavelli's intention to discuss in plain language the conduct of great men and the principles of princely government.

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Machiavelli studies the surviving parts of Livy’s work and writes a three-book commentary on its first 10 volumes; he titles it Discourses on the First Ten Decades of Titus Livy, known today as the Discourses on Livy or simply the Discourses.

Machiavelli addresses his book to Lorenzo de Medici, whom he calls magnificent, alluding to Lorenzo's famous grandfather, who was known as Lorenzo the Magnificent.

Machiavelli had originally dedicated The Prince to Giuliano de Medici, one of Lorenzo the Magnificent's sons, but Giuliano died inand consequently would have been no help in. Question: What Renaissance theme appears in Machiavelli's book The Prince.

Machiavelli: Italian political philosopher and diplomat Niccolo Machiavelli created a brief but ground-breaking treatise. The Prince (Italian: Il Principe [il ˈprintʃipe], Latin: De Principatibus) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò his correspondence, a version appears to have been distributed inusing a Latin title, De Principatibus (Of Principalities).

However, the printed version was not published untilfive years after Author: Niccolò Machiavelli. The first known review of the most famous work of the Florentine Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, certainly did not anticipate a best-seller: “I found this type of book to be written by an enemy of the human race” (Kraye ), concluded the Cardinal Pole five years after the death of the Italian writer inwhen the book finally got into press.

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Yet Machiavelli’s very recognition of the intrinsic immorality of cruel behavior contradicts the depiction of The Prince as a completely amoral book.

Machiavelli’s description of class conflict in Chapter IX, which states that there is an inevitable tension between common people and nobles, is also worth noting.

This study guide and infographic for Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince offer summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text.

Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs. Niccolò Machiavelli Early sixteenth century Italian political and literary figure, Niccolò Machiavelli, was the pioneer of the modern political theory. Inspired by his masterpiece, The Prince, the term “Machiavellian” was coined to describe the use of unscrupulous methods to achieve diabolical ends as endorsed by Machiavelli in the book.While setting Machiavelli’s life against a dramatic backdrop of war, crisis, and diplomatic intrigue, the book also paints a vivid human portrait of the man.

Corrado Vivanti (–) taught history at the universities of Rome, Turin, and Perugia, and was the editor of the standard edition of the complete works of Machiavelli.Machiavelli's little book ends with these four lines from Petrarch's famous Canzone "Italia mia." Petrarch was a famous Italian poet—maybe the most famous Italian poet aside from Dante—who lived in the s and was one of the first humanists.

Ending with Petrarch situates Machiavelli firmly in that humanist tradition. There's more.